July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Mama Won’t Fly’ opening set by Little Theater early in Aug.

The outrageous comedy “Mama Won’t Fly” comes to the Washington Little Theater stage August 3-5, 10-11. More...

Tignall Fire Dept. honors Bobby Wilson on first ‘Family Day’

The Tignall Volunteer Fire Department held its first Family Day on Saturday, July 14, at the old school grounds. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Snakes can be scary but they are not the only things that bite or cause harm

I have a very good friend who says there are only three kinds of snakes that people should fear.  Big snakes, little snakes, and sticks that look like snakes.  More...

Book Review

The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling is the kind of book that you want to read aloud to whoever is in the room with you. If no one else happens to be around, you might choose to write a review about it. Beware, however, of trying to imitate its style. More...

L.L. Bean’s integrity showed forth in his business

FREEPORT, Me. – The most famous outfitter of the Great Outdoors, L. L. Bean, is named for the founder, Leon Leonwood Bean. The headquarters store is open 24 hours daily, 365 days a year, which would make L.L. flash a thumbs-up. More...

Obituaries

Michael Lynn Davis

Local visitation for Michael (Mike) Lynn Davis, 66, of 115 Auburn Avenue in Washington, was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Hopkins Funeral Home. More...

Willis C. Davis

Funeral services for Willie C. Davis, 83, were held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel. Interment was at City West Cemetery. He died July 8, 2018, at J.F.K. Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.  More...

Janis Florence Bailey

Funeral services for Janis Florence Bailey, of Northwood Road, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Beulah Baptist Church in Tignall with Rev. Kevin Steele officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Liam Callaway enjoys Paw Patrol third birthday festivities

Liam Reed Callaway, son of Lindley and Josh Callaway, celebrated his third birthday July 8 at Fripp Island with his family.  Liam had Paw Patrol cupcakes and cookies made by his Sunday School teacher, Jazzy Fry, which were enjoyed with his speci More...

Jessica Rene Berry to marry Derrick Clifford Cofer Oct. 6

Kris Berry of Rayle announces the engagement of her daughter, Jessica Rene, to Derrick Clifford Cofer of Dacula, son of Thomasena and Rick Cofer, also of Dacula.  The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Rev. Donnie Berry. More...

Jackie Gale guest of honor at 92nd birthday luncheon

Jackie Gale was honored on the occasion of her 92nd birthday at a luncheon on Tuesday, July 10, at LaCabaña hosted by the ladies of the Reynolds Circle of the Washington Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Gale is a member.  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Thankful for our Susan Pope

Susan Hopkins Pope recently celebrated an anniversary. Last week marked the beginning of her 45th year working here at the paper as our society editor. That translates to many thousands of articles.  More...

‘How would consolidation look?’ county asks before consideration

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore, and perhaps all the commissioners, was surprised that the question of city/county consolidation was brought up for the first time ever at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the board.   More...

Hope Haitian Choir will sing at FUMC on July 27

Washington First United Methodist Church will host the Hope Haitian Choir on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m.  The non-traditional choir began six years ago and now consists of 15 individuals ranging in age from seven to 17 years old. More...

BOE’s spending limit policy tabled for further examination

Chairman Ricky Callaway introduced the interim board member for the fourth district of the Wilkes County Board of Education at the recent meeting July 16. More...

Historic Trust Expedition will visit here this weekend

Twenty historic homes and sites in Washington-Wilkes and the surrounding area will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust Expedition this Saturday, July 21. More...

News

WCCP is ‘most engaged’ county; Cobb is Most Valuable Person

Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) was named Most Engaged County and received an Award of Participation at the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Retreat held June 20-21 at Sweet Daddy’s Barn at Pine Knoll Farms in Appling. More...

Visit Six Flags

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) Youth Leadership Team and summer TPP students visited Six Flags White Water Park in Marietta and enjoyed dinner at Golden Corral in Conyers on Sunday, June 24. More...

Madi Welch, Eli Holton exhibit top entries in goat show

The Wilkes County Young Farmers ninth annual Market Goat Show was held July 7 and Madi Welch (front and center, left) of Lincoln County was named Grand Champion, while Eli Holton (front and center, r More...

Sports

New head coach at Tennessee Tech has reputation as a ‘game changer’ - Free Access

(Editor’s note: Some years ago, Coach Holmes spent time during his off-season giving hitting lessons to a number of Washington-Wilkes athletes including future Tiger Baseball Head Coach Drew Wilson.) More...

W-WPRD looking for sponsors, donors to provide players with better helmets

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has launched a sponsorship program designed to provide proper helmets for its young football players, and it is calling on businesses to take part in the youth sports program.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

From town ball to the World Series

As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher’s mound. It was as if I’d been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. – Babe Ruth   More...

Worship

John makes visit into heaven

As John makes his visit into Heaven by the Holy Spirit of God, John is able to receive a complete spiritual picture of mankind as God comes into mankind’ s life through Faith in Jesus as Saviour and by the baptism of God’s Holy Spirit.&nb More...

Aquaponics

Though the term was coined in the 1970s aquaponics has been an agricultural practice for at least 2,000 years, with some of the earliest accounts coming from the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations. More...

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Folk artist Branham preserves the past

Every community needs a Harold Branham. In a time when things old and quaint fall to modern ways, it’s good to have someone with heart, talent, and memories preserve the past. That would be my friend, Harold Branham, a true folk artist. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington Post 5899 VFW will have whole hog barbecue on sale this Saturday, July 21, beginning at 10 a.m. at the VFW. Meat by the pound and stew by the quart.  .  More...